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Let me enjoy the earth no less because the all-enacting light that fashioned forth its loveliness had other aims than my delight.
~ Thomas Hardy

 

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Like a ten-ton cake, the world is more than anyone can eat at one sitting. Select a piece of it, then enjoy the party.
~ Samuel M Silver

 

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Next to reasoning, the greatest handicap to the optimum development of Man lies in the fact that this planet is just barely habitable. Its minimum temperatures are too low, and its maximum temperatures too high. Its day is not long enough, and its night is too long. The disposition of its water and earth is distinctly unfortunate (the existence of the Mediterranean Sea in the place where we find it is perhaps the unhappiest accident in the whole firmament). These factors encourage depression, fear, war, and lack of vitality. They describe a planet, which is by no means perfectly devised for the nurturing or for the perpetuation of a higher intelligence.
~ James Thurber

 

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Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

 

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Our roots are in the dark; the earth is our country. Why did we look up for blessing -- instead of around, and down? What hope we have lies there. Not in the sky full of orbiting spy-eyes and weaponry, but in the earth we have looked down upon. Not from above, but from below. Not in the light that blinds, but in the dark that nourishes, where human beings grow human souls.
~ Ursula K. Le Guin

 

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Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record -- Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages -- you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?
~ Barbara Ehrenreich

 

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Spring will still come, without you. Fruit will still be on the trees, without you. The tide will still come in, without you. If they can do without you so can I. So go back in your shell -- I'll do bloody well without you.
~ Anonymous

 

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That observation which is called knowledge of the world will be found much more frequently to make men cunning than good.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
~ Anonymous

 

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The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, which precede flowers and fruit -- not a fossil earth, but a living earth; compared with whose great central life all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic. Its throes will heave our exuviate from their graves.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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The Earth is the cradle of the mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.
~ Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky

 

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The earth is the Lord s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. [Psalms 24:1]
~ Bible

 

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The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.
~ Hannah Arendt

 

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The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty does not change its real value.
~ Ben Elton

 

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The mark of the man of the world is absence of pretension. He does not make a speech; he takes a low business-tone, avoids all brag, is nobody, dresses plainly, promises not at all, performs much, speaks in monosyllables, hugs his fact. He calls his employment by its lowest name, and so takes from evil tongues their sharpest weapon. His conversation clings to the weather and the news, yet he allows himself to be surprised into thought, and the unlocking of his learning and philosophy.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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The real world is not user-friendly
~ Kelvin Throop III

 

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The sword is the axis of the world, and grandeur is indivisible.
~ Charles De Gaulle

 

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The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.
~ Robert Fulghum

 

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The world does owe you a living, but it doesn't home deliver.
~ Saunders

 

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The world gels better every day -- then worse again in the evening.
~ Kin Hubbard

 

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